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CVE-2016-6635 Detail

Current Description

Cross-site request forgery (CSRF) vulnerability in the wp_ajax_wp_compression_test function in wp-admin/includes/ajax-actions.php in WordPress before 4.5 allows remote attackers to hijack the authentication of administrators for requests that change the script compression option.

Source:  MITRE
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Impact

CVSS v3.0 Severity and Metrics:

Base Score: 8.8 HIGH
Vector: AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H (V3.0 legend)
Impact Score: 5.9
Exploitability Score: 2.8


Attack Vector (AV): Network
Attack Complexity (AC): Low
Privileges Required (PR): None
User Interaction (UI): Required
Scope (S): Unchanged
Confidentiality (C): High
Integrity (I): High
Availability (A): High

CVSS v2.0 Severity and Metrics:

Base Score: 6.8 MEDIUM
Vector: (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P) (V2 legend)
Impact Subscore: 6.4
Exploitability Subscore: 8.6


Access Vector (AV): Network
Access Complexity (AC): Medium
Authentication (AU): None
Confidentiality (C): Partial
Integrity (I): Partial
Availability (A): Partial
Additional Information:
Victim must voluntarily interact with attack mechanism
Allows unauthorized disclosure of information
Allows unauthorized modification
Allows disruption of service

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Hyperlink Resource
http://codex.wordpress.org/Version_4.5 Release Notes
http://www.debian.org/security/2016/dsa-3681
https://github.com/WordPress/WordPress/commit/9b7a7754133c50b82bd9d976fb5b24094f658aab Patch
https://wpvulndb.com/vulnerabilities/8475 Third Party Advisory VDB Entry

Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)

  • Cross-Site Request Forgery (CSRF) (CWE-352)

Known Affected Software Configurations Switch to CPE 2.2

Configuration 1 ( hide )
 cpe:2.3:a:wordpress:wordpress:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
     Show Matching CPE(s)
Up to (including)
4.4.2


Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2016-6635
NVD Published Date:
08/07/2016
NVD Last Modified:
11/03/2017